Sulzer products equip the new greenfield pulp mill of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., one of the largest forestry-based companies in Latin America. The plant is located in Imperatriz in the state of Maranhão in northeastern Brazil and was inaugurated in March 2014.
Around 400 pumps and mixers were supplied by Sulzer to the plant. The scope of Sulzer’s supply also included testing, packaging and installation supervision along with commissioning and technical support after the operation startup. Valmet was the key technology supplier for the pulp line.
The pump package contained double suction pumps type Z22, AHLSTAR and BE process pumps, submersible pumps types ABS XFP, ABS AFP and Scavenger, Salomix and Scaba agitators as well as medium consistency pumps.
Imperatriz, the sixth manufacturing plant of Suzano, will have a production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp per year for export.
Sulzer products cover most of the processes in a pulp and paper plant, including water and wastewater applications. The ability to offer complete and high-efficient solutions for overall pumping and mixing needs in the pulp and paper industry together with the reliable services makes Sulzer a key partner for every new project in the industry.